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There are 11 ways to get from Frankfurt am Main to Southampton by train, car train, car, bus, bus and ferry, car ferry or plane

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Train  •  8 h 52 min

  1. Take the train from Frankfurt(Main)Hbf to Paris Est Tgv / ...
  2. Take the train from Paris Nord Eurostar to London St. Pancras International Est
  3. Take the train from London Waterloo to Southampton Central

$232 - $466

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Fly to London Stansted, train  •  6 h 32 min

  1. Fly from Frankfurt (FRA) to London Stansted (STN) FRA - STN
  2. Take the train from London Waterloo to Southampton Central

$95 - $289

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Train, Eurotunnel, drive  •  10 h 34 min

  1. Take the train from Frankfurt(M) Flughafen Fernbf to Köln Hbf Ice
  2. Take the train from Köln Hauptbahnhof to Brussels - Midi
  3. Take the train from Brussels - Midi to Gare de Lille Europe
  4. Take the train from Lille Europe to Calais-Fréthun Tgv
  5. Take the Eurotunnel from Calais to Folkestone
  6. Drive from Folkestone to Southampton

$367 - $485

Bus, bus and ferry  •  16 h 15 min

  1. Take the bus from Frankfurt to Lille
  2. Take the bus and ferry from Lille to London Victoria
  3. Take the bus from London Victoria Coach Station to Southampton Coach Station Harbour Parade 032

$119 - $173

Bus, train  •  17 h 56 min

  1. Take the bus from Frankfurt, Frankfurt central station to London 1920
  2. Take the train from Clapham Junction to Southampton Central

$96 - $184

Drive, car ferry  •  9 h 35 min

  1. Drive from Frankfurt am Main to Calais
  2. Take the car ferry from Calais to Dover
  3. Drive from Dover to Southampton

$134 - $201

Fly to Southampton  •  6 h 1 min

  1. Fly from Frankfurt (FRA) to Southampton (SOU) FRA - SOU

$108 - $466

Fly to London City, train  •  5 h 45 min

  1. Fly from Frankfurt (FRA) to London City (LCY) FRA - LCY
  2. Take the train from London Waterloo to Southampton Central

$127 - $414

Fly to London Heathrow, train  •  6 h 26 min

  1. Fly from Frankfurt (FRA) to London Heathrow (LHR) FRA - LHR
  2. Take the train from Hayes & Harlington to Reading
  3. Take the train from Reading to Southampton Central

$122 - $375

Fly to Bristol, train  •  6 h 55 min

  1. Fly from Frankfurt (FRA) to Bristol (BRS) FRA - BRS
  2. Take the train from Bristol Temple Meads to Southampton Central

$148 - $413

Fly to Birmingham, train  •  7 h 6 min

  1. Fly from Frankfurt (FRA) to Birmingham (BHX) FRA - BHX
  2. Take the train from Birmingham International to Southampton Central

$146 - $356

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The cheapest way to get from Frankfurt am Main to Southampton is to bus and bus and ferry which costs 100€ - 150€ and takes 16 h 15 min.

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The quickest way to get from Frankfurt am Main to Southampton is to fly and train which costs 110€ - 360€ and takes 5 h 45 min.

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No, there is no direct bus from Frankfurt am Main to Southampton station. However, there are services departing from Frankfurt and arriving at Southampton Coach Station Harbour Parade via Lille and London Victoria Coach Station. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 16 h 15 min.

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The distance between Frankfurt am Main and Southampton is 718 km.

The best way to get from Frankfurt am Main to Southampton without a car is to train which takes 8 h 52 min and costs 200€ - 410€.

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It takes approximately 8 h 52 min to get from Frankfurt am Main to Southampton, including transfers.

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Frankfurt am Main to Southampton bus services, operated by Eurolines DE, depart from Frankfurt station.

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The best way to get from Frankfurt am Main to Southampton is to train which takes 8 h 52 min and costs 200€ - 410€. Alternatively, you can fly, which costs 90€ - 410€ and takes 6 h 1 min.

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There is no direct flight from Frankfurt Airport to Southampton Airport. The quickest flight takes 3 h 30 min and has one stopover.

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Frankfurt am Main to Southampton bus services, operated by National Express, arrive at Southampton Coach Station Harbour Parade.

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Map of how to get from Frankfurt am Main to Southampton.
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  • Distance: 448.9 miles
  • Duration: 8 h 52 min

What companies run services between Frankfurt am Main, Germany and Southampton, England?

You can take a train from Frankfurt am Main to Southampton via Paris Est, Gare de l'Est, Gare du Nord, Paris Nord Eurostar, London St. Pancras International, Euston station, Waterloo station, and London Waterloo in around 8 h 52 min. Alternatively, KLM, Air France and four other airlines fly from Frankfurt am Main to Southampton hourly.

Airlines
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Frankfurt to London City
Ave. Duration
1 h 30 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$150 - $600
Flights from Frankfurt to London Heathrow
Ave. Duration
1 h 45 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$130 - $600
Flights from Frankfurt to Bristol
Ave. Duration
1 h 45 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$220 - $850
Flights from Frankfurt to Birmingham
Ave. Duration
1 h 35 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$130 - $600
Flights from Frankfurt to Birmingham via Munich
Ave. Duration
3 h 50 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$130 - $600
Flights from Frankfurt to Birmingham via Dusseldorf
Ave. Duration
3 h 30 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$55 - $250
Flights from Frankfurt to Birmingham via Brussels
Ave. Duration
3 h 45 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$130 - $500
KLM
Website
klm.com
Flights from Frankfurt to Southampton via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
3 h 30 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$190 - $850
Flights from Frankfurt to London City via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
3 h 35 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $700
Flights from Frankfurt to London Heathrow via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
3 h 35 min
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$150 - $650
Flights from Frankfurt to Bristol via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
3 h 41 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $600
Flights from Frankfurt to Birmingham via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
3 h 38 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $550
British Airways
Website
britishairways.com
Flights from Frankfurt to London City
Ave. Duration
1 h 35 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$120 - $700
Flights from Frankfurt to London Heathrow
Ave. Duration
1 h 45 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$120 - $500
Air France
Website
airfrance.com
Flights from Frankfurt to Southampton via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
4 h 13 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$280 - $1,100
Flybe
Website
flybe.com
Flights from Frankfurt to Southampton via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
3 h 35 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$80 - $370
Flights from Frankfurt to Southampton via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
4 h 10 min
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
$270 - $1,400
Flights from Frankfurt to Southampton via Manchester
Ave. Duration
4 h 15 min
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
$270 - $1,400
BMI Regional
Website
flybmi.com
Flights from Frankfurt to Bristol
Ave. Duration
1 h 45 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$220 - $850
Swiss
Website
swiss.com
Flights from Frankfurt to London City via Zurich
Ave. Duration
3 h 45 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$210 - $850
Brussels Airlines
Website
brusselsairlines.com
Flights from Frankfurt to Bristol via Brussels
Ave. Duration
3 h 40 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$220 - $850
Flights from Frankfurt to Birmingham via Brussels
Ave. Duration
3 h 45 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$130 - $500
Ryanair
Website
ryanair.com
Flights from Frankfurt to London Stansted
Ave. Duration
1 h 35 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$29 - $200
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from Frankfurt to Southampton via Geneva
Ave. Duration
4 h 15 min
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$70 - $350
Train operators
inOui TGV
Phone
0033 892 353535
Website
en.oui.sncf
Train from Frankfurt(Main)Hbf to Paris Est
Ave. Duration
3 h 43 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$120 - $140
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$120 - $140
1st Class
$160 - $240
Train from Brussels - Midi to Gare de Lille Europe
Ave. Duration
34 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$25 - $31
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$25 - $31
1st Class
$44 - $47
Train from Lille Europe to Calais-Fréthun
Ave. Duration
28 min
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
$24 - $30
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$24 - $30
1st Class
$43 - $45
Deutsche Bahn

Deutsche Bahn is the German railway company, and the largest railway operator and infrastructure owner in Europe. Based in Berlin, Deutsche Bahn was founded in 1994, and offers many different types of rail transportation including ICE or Intercity-Express for high-speed services between major cities and regions, IC (InterCity) for long-distance trains, RE (Regional Express) trains that connect regions and cities, and the S-Bahn rapid transit service. There are two main tickets on offer: the Flexpreis that has full flexibility, and the Sparpreis which is the cheaper, advanced fare.

Contact Details
Phone
+49 0180 6 99 66 33
Website
bahn.com
Train from Frankfurt(Main)Hbf to Paris Est
Ave. Duration
3 h 40 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$120 - $180
Website
bahn.de
Train from Frankfurt(M) Flughafen Fernbf to Köln Hbf
Ave. Duration
56 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$35 - $60
Website
bahn.de
Eurostar
South Western Railway
Phone
0345 6000 650
Website
southwesternrailway.com
Train from London Waterloo to Southampton Central
Ave. Duration
1 h 17 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$26 - $40
Website
southwesternrailway.com
Schedules at
ojp.nationalrail.co.uk
Train from Clapham Junction to Southampton Central
Ave. Duration
1 h 10 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$25 - $40
Website
southwesternrailway.com
Schedules at
ojp.nationalrail.co.uk
Thalys
Website
thalys.com
Train from Köln Hauptbahnhof to Brussels - Midi
Ave. Duration
1 h 51 min
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$60 - $90
Website
thalys.com
2nd Class
$60 - $90
1st Class
$90 - $120
Train from Brussel-Zuid/Midi to Lille Europe
Ave. Duration
36 min
Frequency
5 times a week
Estimated price
$30 - $55
Website
thalys.com
2nd Class
$30 - $55
1st Class
$50 - $70
SNCF

Loosely translated as the French National Railway Corporation, the SNCF is France’s state-owned railway company. It covers the country’s extensive rail network, as well as the TGV and Thalys, France’s two high-speed railway networks. With over 14,000 trains operating daily, it is a fast and efficient way of travelling around the country. The railway network consists of about 32,000km in total, of which 1800km are high-speed lines and 14,500km are electrified.

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Contact Details
Phone
+33 9 70 60 99 70
Website
sncf.com
Train from Lille Europe to Calais-Fréthun
Ave. Duration
28 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$20 - $30
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$20 - $30
1st Class
$27 - $45
Sncf Ter
Website
bretagne.prod.navitia.com
Train from Gare de Lille Europe to Gare de Calais Fréthun
Ave. Duration
28 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Schedules at
bretagne.prod.navitia.com
Eurotunnel
Phone
+44 (0) 8443 35 35 35
Website
eurotunnel.com
Car train from Calais to Folkestone
Ave. Duration
25 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$171
Website
eurotunnel.com
Great Western Railway
Website
gwr.com
Train from Hayes & Harlington to Reading
Ave. Duration
38 min
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
$13 - $24
Website
gwr.com
Off-Peak Day Single
$10 - $15
Advanced Single
$11 - $16
Anytime Day Single
$13 - $24
Train from Bristol Temple Meads to Southampton Central
Ave. Duration
1 h 40 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$40 - $75
Website
gwr.com
Off-Peak Day Single
$23 - $35
Advanced Single
$25 - $35
Anytime Day Single
$40 - $75
CrossCountry
Phone
0344 736 9123
Email
customer.relations@crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Website
crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Train from Reading to Southampton Central
Ave. Duration
50 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$35 - $60
Website
crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Advanced Single
$26 - $40
Anytime Single
$35 - $60
Off-Peak Single
$24 - $40
Train from Birmingham International to Southampton Central
Ave. Duration
2 h 26 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$65 - $100
Website
crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Advanced Single
$40 - $65
Anytime Single
$65 - $100
Off-Peak Single
$60 - $90
Bus operators
Eurolines DE
Phone
+49 6196 2078-501
Email
service@eurolines.de
Website
eurolines.de
Bus from Frankfurt to Lille
Ave. Duration
7 h 45 min
Frequency
5 times a week
Estimated price
$50 - $80
Website
eurolines.de
Low
$55
High
$58
National Express

National Express Coaches are a quick and convenient way of travelling around the UK. Over 550 National Express coaches run on Britain's roads every day, serving over 900 destinations across the UK. National Express Coaches carry around 19 million passenger journeys every year. For added convenience, National Express operate coach services to all major UK airports 24 hours per day, and is on its way to being 100% wheelchair accessible. The company also has a 24-hour control centre that receives a GPS signal to update on location, speed and the temperature inside coaches, ensuring the smoothest journey possible.

Contact Details
Phone
+44 08717 818178
Website
nationalexpress.com
Bus from London Victoria Coach Station to Southampton Coach Station Harbour Parade
Ave. Duration
2 h 15 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$10 - $14
Website
nationalexpress.com
FlixBus

One of Europe’s leading bus companies, Flixbus serves over 1400 destinations, in 26 countries including Germany, France, Italy, Austria, the Netherlands, Croatia, Spain, and across Scandinavia and central and eastern Europe. Founded in 2012, Flixbus’ extensive network connects cities with approximately 200,000 trips, with buses often departing every 30 minutes. One of the most affordable ways to get around Europe (and expanding soon into the US), a Flixbus journey is cost-effective, well-connected, comfortable and safe.

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Contact Details
Phone
+49 1807 123 99 123
Email
info@flixbus.de
Website
flixbus.de
Bus from Frankfurt, Frankfurt central station to London
Ave. Duration
16 h
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
$65 - $120
Website
flixbus.co.uk
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Southampton is 1 h behind Frankfurt am Main. It is currently 6:32 PM in Frankfurt am Main and 5:32 PM in Southampton.

easyJet, Air France, KLM and two other airlines offer flights from Frankfurt Airport to Southampton Airport.

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There are 757+ hotels available in Southampton. Prices start at $82 USD per night.

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The best way to get from Frankfurt am Main to Frankfurt Airport is to train which takes 13 min and costs 9€ - 14€.

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